The lumber industry’s importance to the Franklin County region cannot be overlooked as the area is home to a number of lumber-related companies and manufacturers. It’s a solid contributor to the region’s economy and will continue to be as suppliers to homebuilding and professional contractors.
Struggling with a disability is a difficult reality often complicating every factor of daily life. The truth is-- your life is just as valuable and deserving of peace and security as anyone else. This includes acquiring financial security. If you are on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, or applying for it, you may be curious about your options to continue working in some capacity.
The food industry remains an important contributor to Franklin County's economy with the region being home to a number of processing centers that produce bakery products, apple and fruit products, dressings and sauces, and cage-free eggs.
Your job is unique from other occupations. While many other Pennsylvania workers clock out after 8 hours, you’re still hard at work navigating your truck on the roadways. Although the nature of your job is different, you also have legal rights while in the “workplace.”
Recently, we wrote about U.S. workplace fatalities in 2016, which have reached their highest level in eight years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
According to Pennsylvania worker’s compensation law, even an acceleration, aggravation or reactivation of a previous injury due to present work activities can be valid for coverage by workers’ compensation insurance.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has recently released their annual report on workplace injuries and fatalities. Their findings unfortunately show that on-the-job fatalities increased last year.
All workers, in all occupations, face risks to their health in their daily operations. While people hear of workers’ compensation and automatically think of logging, roofers or steel workers, the statistics show that most everyone runs across dangerous equipment, dangerous people or unsafe conditions in some form.
Question: A few years ago, I was the victim of an assault. I was in pretty bad shape physically, but seemed to be doing okay-especially after the criminal trial was over and he was convicted. About six months ago, however, I started having trouble sleeping, and having nightmares about the incident.